Brooks promoted at Eagle River Water & Sanitation District
VAIL, Colorado – The Eagle River Water & Sanitation District board promoted Linn Brooks to general manager at its Nov. 17 meeting. Brooks takes over immediately from 18-year GM, Dennis Gelvin, who is retiring.Brooks, a 12-year employee, has been the assistant general manager for four years.Brooks has worked closely with local governments on water and wastewater matters.”I’ve learned a lot about water management from Linn. She is a professional,” said Eagle County Commissioner Jon Stavney, who also serves on the board of the Colorado River Water Conservation District. “I can’t imagine a better leader for the district for the future.”Originally hired as the staff engineer, Brooks developed a proactive approach to upgrade and replace most of the water and sewer mains in Vail Village during Vail’s redevelopment and streetscape improvements. Later, as technical services director, she initiated a comprehensive upgrade to the district’s information technology services. Once she became assistant general manager, water and wastewater operations also came under her purview.Brooks has navigated local and federal permitting processes to develop water system infrastructure and has been instrumental in raising awareness of nonpoint source pollution and its effects on the aquatic environment in Gore Creek and Eagle River.For more information, go to http://www.erwsd.org or contact Brooks at 970-477-5444.